Summer By the Tides ~ by Denise Hunter

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a free copy of the book.  Synopsis (from Goodreads): Following a painful betrayal, Maddy Monroe’s love life is a wreck, and her restaurant career is in shambles. When her grandmother goes missing, she and her estranged sisters converge at the family beach house in Sea Haven, North Carolina….

Scenes From the Heartland ~by Donna Baier Stein

Thanks to the author for sending me a free copy of the book. Synopsis (from Goodreads): When a contemporary writer turns her imagination loose inside the images of an iconic artist of the past, the result is storytelling magic at its best. Here are nine tales that bring to vivid life the early decades of…

The Shadow Writer ~by Eliza Maxwell

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a free copy of the book. Synopsis (from Goodreads): Aspiring author Graye Templeton will do anything to escape the horrific childhood crime that haunts her. After a life lived in shadows, she’s accepted a new job as protégé to Laura West, influential book blogger and wife of an…

Review & Giveaway: The Forgiving Kind ~ by Donna Everhart

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a free copy of the book.  Synopsis (from Goodreads): For twelve-year-old Martha “Sonny” Creech, there is no place more beautiful than her family’s cotton farm. She, her two brothers, and her parents work hard on their land—hoeing, planting, picking—but only Sonny loves the rich, dark earth the way…

Review & Giveaway: The Testament of Harold’s Wife ~by Lynne Hugo

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a free copy of the book.  Synopsis (from Goodreads): After losing her husband, Harold, and her beloved grandson, Cody, within the past year, Louisa has two choices. She can fade away on her Indiana family farm, where her companionship comes courtesy of her aging chickens and an argumentative…

You Fit the Pattern (Julia Gooden #4) ~by Jane Haseldine

Thanks to the author for sending me a free copy of the book. Synopsis (from Goodreads): Crime writer Julia Gooden has just completed the most important story of her life—a book about her beloved brother’s childhood abduction and how she found his killer after thirty years. But that hasn’t taken her focus off her day…

Nothing Is Forgotten ~byPeter Golden

Thanks to the author for sending me a free copy of the book. Synopsis (from Goodreads): In 1950s New Jersey, Michael Daniels launches a radio show in the storage room of his Russian-Jewish grandmother’s candy store. Not only does the show become a local hit because of his running satires of USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev, but…

Against Nature (Duck Darley 2) ~by Casey Barrett

Thanks to the author for sending me a free copy of the book.  Synopsis (from Goodreads): Perched in an airy penthouse above the corrupt streets of Manhattan, unlicensed P.I. Duck Darley has settled into an unlikely domestic routine with a wealthy divorcee and her precocious eight-year-old son. But old nightmares return when a desperate text…

Little Lovely Things ~by Maureen Joyce Connolly

I received a free copy of the book as part of my participation in this blog tour.  Synopsis (from Goodreads): Claire Rawlings, mother of two and medical resident, will not let the troubling signs of an allergic reaction prevent her from making it in for rounds. But when Claire’s symptoms overpower her while she’s driving…

House of Belonging- Andrea Thome

Synopsis: Who can we count on? The family we’re born into, or the one we create for ourselves? Renowned chef Laina Ming walked away from the culinary spotlight and an unhealthy relationship—one that still haunts her a year later. She’s trying to start fresh in the Rocky Mountains, opening a concept restaurant on the banks…

Love That Moves the Sun- Linda Cardillo

Pub. date: December 1, 2018- Synopsis: The brilliant poet, Vittoria Colonna, whose longing is buried beneath her grief, ignites the spirit of the artist Michelangelo and challenges him with both the profound terror and fierce beauty of love. He was a revered sculptor, painter, architect and poet; fiercely devoted friend; beleaguered artist to the popes; and…